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CBS will air singalong ‘Grease’ as an alternative of the Tony Awards

It’s not a lot the one which we would like, however the one which we obtained saddled with.

CBS introduced Friday {that a} musical will, certainly, fill the June 7 time slot vacated by the 2020 Tony Awards this 12 months as a result of coronavirus pandemic. It simply received’t be stay — or new.

As a substitute, the community will air a singalong model of the 1978 movie “Grease,” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The Tonys, which honor one of the best of Broadway at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor, stay indefinitely postponed.

Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced a ban on gatherings over 500 folks on March 12, all Broadways reveals have remained darkish — the longest hiatus within the historical past of the Nice White Means. Performances are at present canceled via Sept. 6, however insiders say that the pause is prone to proceed via not less than winter.

Many of the performs and musicals of the spring theater season that might’ve been in competition by no means even reached opening evening, similar to “Plaza Suite,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “The Lehman Trilogy”. Reveals that did open embrace “Moulin Rouge!”, “Jagged Little Capsule”, “West Aspect Story” and “The Inheritance”.

As for the way forward for the 74th annual ceremony, experiences have mentioned that all the pieces in on the desk, from an outright cancellation to a mixed 2020-2021 award present to a non-competition celebration of Broadway, to drum up curiosity as soon as it’s protected and authorized to return to the theater.

So, nonetheless no Tony. For now, we get Danny.